Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What's up Italia?

Two headlines from Reuters today:

Teacher cuts pupil's tongue with scissors

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:50am

MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan teacher cut a unruly 7-year-old pupil's tongue with scissors to silence him, police and school officials said on Tuesday.

Granny finds grenade in groceries

Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:40am

NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - A 74-year-old Italian grandmother who bought a sack of potatoes at the her local market found a live grenade among the spuds.

WHAT is going on over there?

You can read the stories here and here.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bald Britney

Can someone please tell this woman that she is 25, has two children, and needs to get her shit together-- Because either she forgot or needs to be reminded.

Thank you.

Friday, February 16, 2007


It's Friday again (geez these weeks do fly-by quickly) which means from 2pm to 4pm I'll be tuning into to hear my friend Christina's radio show The Philosophers Corner.

Make sure to check it out she plays good music for good times. I've been sick the past few days and I know a little Gubala is gonna make me feel a whole lot better!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

of Los Angeles

Sun setting on Santa Monica

The World is Too Much With Us

by William Wordsworth

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune,
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;

Chaucer was a Pimp

Did you know that Valentines Day did not correlate with the idea of "Romantic love," until Chaucer wrote of a 'romantic feast' in Parliament of Foules in the 14th Century? Before that no such tradition existed which connected St. Valentine to romance, love, couples or copulation.

The feast of St. Valentine was first decreed in 496 by Pope Gelasius I, who included Valentine among those people "... whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God."

So...does that mean even the Catholic church isn't sure what Valentine did? I told you this holiday was a sham.

Either way hopefully you have someone to spend the day with.

Happy February 14th.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Another Gubalicious Friday!

It's another Gubalicious Friday and in celebrating the arrival of the weekend and my dear friend Christina Gubala's show on I'm leaving you with a little Amy Winehouse.

From what I hear she probably needs to go to rehab, but I love her sultry voice, soulful style and hard look. If you like this you should also check out her other new single, "You know that I'm no good."

Ban lifted on Subway tunneling

Subway to the Sea?

On Wednesday, a vote lifted the previous ban restricting tunneling under Wilshire blvd.

The digging could cost up to or more than 4.8 billion dollars and could also depend upon federal funding.

Could this be our first small step towards a better transportation system? I hope so.

Curbed LA
LA Times

of Los Angeles

Boyan at Huntington Botanical Gardens

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Get me to the church on time!

If you didn't already know...I'm getting married! And in preparation for that day I must seek perfection in the form of lace, tulle and of course satin. I picked seven dresses that I like, let me know what you think!

1-4 by Monique Lhuillier

5,6 by Claire Pettibone

7 by Alvina Valenta

Anna Nicole Smith dead

I can't really believe this is true but the Associated Press is reporting she collapsed in her hotel room.

That poor little baby.

Such a crazy world.

One word. TrimSpa

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Jobs Points the Finger

"I Didn't do it!!! HE DID IT! HE DID IT!" -Steve Jobs

Read the New York Times article that discusses Steve Jobs attempt to point the finger at the music industries.

And if you weren't sure how I feel about the situation, read other relevant posts.

theater NUT

Some major theater is hitting Los Angeles and I hope to be sitting front and center for the productions listed below:

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee

With Kathleen Turner as Martha? Are you yoking me? I will most definitely be checking out this performance going on now at the Ahmanson.

February 7th- March 18th

Speed-the-Plow David Mamet

A Play by David Mamet that makes fun of Hollywood Executives? Great! With Cher from Clueless (a.k.a. Alicia Silverstone) playing a lead role? Superb! Wait, I'm gonna see it for free?!?! Awesome.

January 30th- March 18th

See it at the Geffen. If you're smart you'll be a volunteer usher and see it for free!

WICKED Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz

HOLY GOODNESS!!! FINALLY. Some broadway love is coming to Los Angeles and I plan to be there. Ok, so yea Idina Menzel won't be playing Elphaba but it'll still be tons of fun. See the production at the Pantages.

First performance February 10th.
Opening February 21st

I may go and see:
THE UNEXPECTED GUEST Agatha Christie’s murder mystery set on a Welsh estate. WEST VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park; opens Fri., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru Feb. 25. (818) 884-1907.

But I definitely WILL NOT be going to see this...

LEVIATHAN ’99 Ray Bradbury’s “Moby-Dick in outer space.” FREMONT CENTRE THEATRE, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena; opens Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru March 3. (323) 960-4451.

....ok MAYBE.

I know this isn't a SPERM whale...but 30 points if you know where this photo is from.

"I'm gonna puke"

There was all kind of buzz over the story of some guy who wanted to propose to his girlfriend during the Super Bowl. He had to opt for a commercial break during her favorite show veronica mars and the footage of her watching it is below. It's pretty funny...but she needs to relax.